I did cut my 3.5 roast in half but I will not do this next time. My roast was dry after 5 hours. I would have pulled it out sooner if I was not at work. This is an easy dish to throw in the pot in a hurry. I will add chopped garlic next time. The sauce is thin but I added cornstarch to thicken it up. Made for Count Dracula and His Hot Bites for ZWT7.